International Journal of Ophthalmic PathologyISSN: 2324-8599

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Case Report, Int J Ophthalmic Pathol Vol: 2 Issue: 1

Ophthalmomyiasis Externa: Case Report of the Clinicopathologic Features

Sugeshnee Pather1*, Louis M Botha2, Martin J Hale3 and Shirely Jena-Stuart3
1Anat Path, Histopathology Department, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
2Department of Neurosciences, Division of Ophthalmology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
3Histopathology Department, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Corresponding author : Sugeshnee Pather
Anat Path, Histopathology Department, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
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Received: January 11, 2013 Accepted: February 11, 2013 Published: February 18, 2013
Citation: Pather S, Botha LM, Hale MJ, Stuart SJ (2013) Ophthalmomyiasis Externa: Case Report of the Clinicopathologic Features. Int J Ophthalmic Pathol 2:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8599.1000106

Abstract

Ophthalmomyiasis Externa: Case Report of the Clinicopathologic Features

Ophthalmomyiasis externa is the infestation of the superficial external ocular structures by fly larvae. This is a particularly rare condition, which has nevertheless been reported in several countries worldwide. Presented herein are the clinicopathologic features of ophthalmomyiasis externa which occurred in an adult patient. The patient responded well to treatment following thorough ophthalmological examination and prompt diagnosis..

Keywords: Ophthalmomyiasis; Oestrus ovis; Myiasis

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